Remember the roadrunner cartoons from when you were a kid? Think about this, “If the coyote had enough money to buy all that acme stuff, why didn’t he just go buy some supper?”
That’s a good question, but the truth is a lot of us waste time going though some pretty unnecessary shenanigans when it comes to deciding what to have for supper. How often have you and your spouse both said, “I don’t care you decide.” “No, I picked last time, you decide.” The problem is that as Christians we don’t want to push our choice so we often have difficulty gauging what each other really want.
One way to overcome this is to rank different options on a scale of 1-10. Instead of saying, “Yes, I’d like to go there.” Say, “That would be a 7 to me.” This tactic gives a clearer picture of what you both really want.
Learning to make minor decisions quickly is a good skill to develop because it helps us redeem the time.
Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.